Meet Our Students

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Matthew Jorgenson

Student Senate president

I’m Matthew Jorgenson, the Student Senate president at UW-Richland. Here at the University of Wisconsin-Richland you’ll find an education with personal attention and a welcoming community that you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. Both the faculty and staff have as their primary goal to provide the tools for every student to succeed. Coming to UW-Richland has been one of the best decisions I’ve made to date and it could be yours, too!

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Diondre Howard

From Milwaukee

A friend suggested UW-Richland to me. I checked it out and liked it. I especially like how helpful the administration, advisors and teachers are. That makes it very comfortable. To me, coming from Milwaukee, this is like the country—small and friendly—and that makes it easier to focus. I’m majoring in business management. I joined the basketball team, have been active in intramurals and helped out at a college seminar for high school students. I recommend the soft chairs in the library—that’s the best place on campus to study.

Rory McCluskey

Start here. Finish here.

My name is Rory McCluskey from Hill Point, Wisconsin. Currently, I am a Senior in the BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences) program here at UW-Richland. The BAAS program has been a truly amazing experience for me. The internships, service learning and capstone elements of the program enabled me to construct a degree plan that allowed me to explore my entrepreneurial  interests. The professors, advisers and staff at the campus are extremely helpful and nurturing individuals and are always available to assist. My experience at UW-Richland has been so life altering that I will miss it deeply when I graduate.

Moustapha Fane

From Ivory Coast, West Africa

I found UW-Richland by doing internet research. Now that I’m here, I think it was the best choice for me. The close interaction between professors and students is helpful. I’m planning a major in computer science. I like D2L because it makes studying easier. I enjoy being on the soccer team.  

Janay Wiedenfeld

From Muscoda

I initially chose UW-Richland because of the convenience and comfort, as it’s quite close to my home town. Comfortable communication and relationships with professors are one of the reasons I’m continuing my education here and the greatest advantages of being a UW-Richland student. Staying close to home has made it effortless to keep in touch with my closest friends, who also chose UW-Richland, and being able to reside with one of them. Along with my past acquaintances, I have had the advantage of meeting many international students. I met most of them in the library as an English tutor and others through numerous campus activities. I look forward to meeting and making more friends while furthering my education at UW-Richland.

Madison Vande Hey

Leadership opportunities

I’m a sophomore from Boscobel and past president of Student Senate here at UW-Richland. There are many activities and events on campus and I hope to see you at some of them. I’ve found that it’s easy to get involved, meet new friends from around the world, and take on leadership roles here at UW-Richland. Those are bonuses—all good ways of learning and gaining valuable experiences outside the classroom. My academic interests are in chemistry and history and I plan a major in biochemistry. One of the best things about being a student here is the close relationships you form with faculty. Dr. Zorea and Dr. Fetterly are two of my favorite professors because they’re especially helpful to me. I can stop by their offices and get answers to questions or just talk.